Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years Day 2010

Happy New Year to all!
This is how we spent New Years Day, 2010 - very much the same as we spent NYD 2009 - here.
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We set up camp on a sheltered piece of Southend beach - lots of shade building went on so we were out of the sun.
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Six families shared a lovely barbecue lunch, sitting, talking, laughing...
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... playing petanque...
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... lovely style, Gus!
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... not sure who really won or if they were even scoring...
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... kids dug holes and got buried in the sand, they swam in the icy cold sea ...
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... the men folk talked and solved the problems of the world...
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... the waves rolled in, the sun shone and the sky stayed bluest blue ...
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... and finally, a late afternoon game of beach cricket... I preferred to stay under the shade, sipping a glass of wine while all this boisterous activity was going on... I think I had a snooze too!
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Today, I plan to pack away the Christmas decorations. I have downloaded a Declutter Calendar from Beth Dargis at My Simpler Life (get the calendar from her sidebar) and hope to follow through it, doing one task a day. Some look really easy, others will take a bit more time.
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On the health front, on Monday, I will start back walking each morning (I've had a week or so off) and will start back on the Throw Down eating whole, real foods. I have indulged in way too much party type foods since Christmas - dips, crackers, chocolates - so that must stop! The scales come out at 6am Monday morning!
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Enjoy the weekend break before we embark on the 2010 work year on Monday.
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Cheers - Joolz

5 comments:

  1. What a great way to spend the !st day of the new year

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  2. Hello Joolz
    Happy New Year to you all - what a fabulous way to spend NYDay - with friends and family.
    Also thanks for reminding me about My Simpler Life, its a site I used to frequent a while ago and then when my reader became topheavy I usubscribed, have missed it so will read it again. Like you I've downloaded the declutter calendar.
    Take care
    Cathy

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  3. Hey Joolz! Our New Year's Day was very quiet! Spent the evening at a movie..then kissed in the New Year at midnight, bed at 12:10..up at...shamfully 9 am! and the rest of the day did NOTHING! Tomorrow the tree will come down and all the wonderful decorations put up for 11 more months! I wish I were at the beach! BRRRRR here! smiles across the miles...

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  4. Lovely day! What a contrast though! You have sandy beaches sunshine and warm weather...we have a white world, snow glistening on ice in the sunshine...in any case,
    Happy New Year Joolz!

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